Vegetarian Black Bean Chili Recipe | Easy Bean Chili Recipe


                 Yesterday I have posted the recipe for cornbread, which is a best accompaniment for vegetarian bean chili recipe. This is very simple and protein packed dish which can be made so quickly with canned beans. If you want to make chili recipe with dried beans, that’s a long and time consuming process in stove top or if you want to make in pressure cooker then it would be easy. But this chili version is easy, healthy and vegetarian. Here in this recipe, onion, garlic, tofu and beans are cooked with spice mix, later it was simmered for few mins to blend the flavors. Finally top it with sour cream or cheese and green onion. Serve it with hot jalapeno cheddar corn bread or tortilla chips. You can have this chili and corn bread for lunch or perfect for cold winter dinner.

     Preparation Time : 10 mins
     Cooking Time : 15 mins
     Makes : 2 Servings


                   1 Can(15 Oz) of Black Beans
                   2 Tsp of Olive Oil
                   8 oz of Tofu, Finely Chopped
                   1/2 Cup of Onion, Chopped
                   2 Garlic Cloves
                   2 Tsp of Chili Seasoning Mix, I used McCormick
                   1 Tomato, Chopped
                   Black Pepper and Salt to taste 
                   1/2 Cup of Water
     To Garnish

                    1 Tbsp of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
                    1 Green Onion, Chopped



  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion and garlic, saute this for 2 mins until it turns golden brown color.
  • Add tomato, saute this until it turns soft. Add black beans, Tofu, chili powder, black pepper powder and salt, Saute this for 2 mins, add water, reduce the flame, cover and cook it for 10 -12 mins until it turns thick in consistency and stirring occasionally.
  • Finally garnish it with chopped green onion and cheddar cheese.
  • Enjoy hot, yummy vegetarian black bean chilli with jalapeno cheddar corn bread.


  • You can make this chili recipe with other beans like red beans.
  • You can add corn or any veggies like squash to this dish.
  • You can top it with sour cream in place of cheese.
  • Serve it with corn bread or tortilla chips.

    Health Benefits of Black Bean

  • Black beans are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites. 
  • Good for diabetes and rich in dietary fiber.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Rich in antioxidants.

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24 comments to this article

  1. Sowmya Dinavahi

    on November 28, 2013 at 6:42 am - Reply

    I love the spices in this chili.. looks delicious.. nice click too :)

  2. Veena Theagarajan

    on November 28, 2013 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I always love this comfort mexican food.. looks good

  3. Eliza Lincy

    on November 28, 2013 at 7:48 am - Reply

    protein rich dish. Looks so yummy.

  4. Navaneetham Krishnan

    on November 28, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Its delicious and really tempting. I shall take the short cut by using the ready made canned beans yet without compromising the awesome flavors.

  5. Rekha Vengalil

    on November 28, 2013 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I love that last pic Gayathri… making me want some now :-) Lovely recipe!

  6. Sona S

    on November 28, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Delicious and yummy one, looks very tempting.

  7. nayana

    on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    nice click and a healthy yummy dish…

  8. Rafeeda AR

    on November 28, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    this looks really delicious… awesome snaps as well… i love black bean chilli and this looks like my kind of dish…

  9. Ruxana Gafoor

    on November 28, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

    this looks so yummy..loved all your clicks

  10. sangeetha pn

    on November 28, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    This definitely is a new recipe.. Lovely clicks. Very healthy at the same time tasty for sure

  11. Sapana Behl

    on November 28, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

    This is one interesting recipe ! Lovely….

  12. Gajus kitchen

    on November 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I have not tasted black bean but this recipe looks too tempting

  13. Hema

    on November 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Delicious, I have black beans with me, I would love to try out this..

  14. Priya Anandakumar

    on November 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    super delicious, healthy and yummy bean chilli, love that u have paired it beautifully with corn bread….

  15. Hema

    on November 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Btw Gayathri, for the apple jam, any apple which is sweet and with a slight crunch should do, gala apples should be perfect..

    • Gayathri Ramanan

      on November 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      thanks hema…I will try and let you know how it turned out…

  16. Gayathri Ramanan

    on November 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    thank you everyone for your lovely comments….

  17. Meena Kumar

    on November 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Gayathri ,that black bean chili looks so yummy…

  18. Sathya Priya

    on November 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    wow these looks super fabulous gayathri .Great clicks

  19. Arjunan Akilandeswari

    on November 29, 2013 at 1:58 am - Reply

    This is new dish for me n looks lovely… I always live your blue background….

  20. Yes Cook

    on November 30, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Yummy. Perfect with the corn bread.
    Thanks for sharing.

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